We chatted with Asa Hursh, of the Art Alliance Austin and National Geographic Photographer, Greg Davis about what festival goers can expect! They give us an inside look at where the festivities will be held, what artists will be in town and tons more! Details below.
We have some exciting updates for the upcoming 65th annual Art City Austin taking place on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Austin. The Art Alliance Austin has announced a new contemporary art area, music lineup, event sponsors and more for Austin’s second oldest outdoor festival!
The festival, which is the second oldest outdoor festival in Austin, will take place on Cesar Chavez Street between Guadalupe and Lamar. Tickets for each day will be $10 per person. Children under 12 and Art Alliance Austin Members get into the event for free. Art City Austin One Day Collector Lounge Pass is $75 and includes access to the Terry McDaniel & Company Collectors Lounge where complimentary bites and drinks will be served. The Collectors Lounge and premium parking are available both days for free for Art Alliance Austin Collectors Circle Members. Tickets are available online as well as at the door. For more information and advance ticket sales, please see www.artallianceaustin.org.
New this year, Art City Austin will feature a curated Austin-focused contemporary art area: the Austin Art Pavilion presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The pavilion will feature work produced by regional artists and is curated by local experts including Thao Votang and Brian Willey of Tiny Park Gallery, Rebecca Marino of Pump Project, Troy Campa of Camiba Art, Sean Gaulager, Chris Whiteburch and Austin Nelsen of Co-Lab and Rachel Stephens of Wally Workman Gallery.
This year’s music lineup will play on the Black Fret Music Stage Presented by KUTX 98.9, which will be located at the west end of the festival. The lineup will include a number of 2014 Black Fret grant recipients and nominees including Elias Haslanger & Church on Monday, Elizabeth McQueen, Graham Wilkinson, Amy Cook, Jonny Gray, Lincoln Durham, Jitterbug Vipers, East Cameron Folkcore and Erin Ivey. Other acts will include 2015 grant nominees and will be announced in the coming weeks. Black Fret is a music nonprofit that is built upon the principle that popular local music, like the symphony and opera, is worthy of community support.